Belgrade Theatre - Latest Posts for News & Blogs News & Blogs en-gb Wed, 16 May 2018 14:32:58 +0100 Wed, 16 May 2018 14:32:58 +0100 Celebrate the Royal Wedding with Afternoon Tea at the Belgrade With celebrations getting underway this Saturday for the hotly anticipated Royal Wedding, here at the Belgrade, we’re offering you the chance to celebrate in traditional British style with classic cream teas and afternoon tea on offer in our café. Join us for scrumptious scones and sandwiches, mini cakes and even a splash of Prosecco this weekend in honour of the marriage of Harry and Meghan. The full menu and pricing for each package is given below. Cream Tea Tea and scones for two £9.... Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Address your stress at the Belgrade This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation and closely focuses on stress. Research shows that two thirds of individuals in their lifetime struggle with a mental health issue, and stress is a key factor. By tackling stress, we can go a long way to address and challenge mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. At the Belgrade we are passionate about informing individuals about the beneficial properties of the Arts. We strongl... Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Belgrade joins consortium to develop theatre for young people With youth and diversity having played a major part in Coventry’s City of Culture win, we’re thrilled to announce that we are joining a new partnership aiming to develop quality theatre for young people. From 2019-2022, we’ll be co-producing a series of mid-scale shows as part of a consortium comprised of the Belgrade Theatre, Pilot Theatre, Derby Theatre, York Theatre Royal and Mercury Theatre, Colchester. The programme will kick off next year with an adaptation of Malorie Blackman’... Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Plastic Policy: Belgrade Theatre cuts down waste for Green Office Week As the devastating impact of plastic waste continues to hit the headlines in the UK, here at the Belgrade Theatre, we’re committed to doing our bit to reduce our own footprint by putting in place a range of new waste-reduction policies. Running 14-18 May, Green Office Week offered the perfect opportunity for us to outline our new plan of action, which we’re aiming to implement by 1 June 2018. Here are six ways we’re looking to cut down on our use of disposable plastics. 1) Coffee Cup... Tue, 15 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Horribly Historical: Six fun facts about the Terrible Tudors This spring, Coventry families are in for a horrible half-term holiday as Birmingham Stage Company return with the latest in their hugely popular Horrible Histories series. In More Best of Barmy Britain, the award-winning company delve into gory stories from throughout the country’s colourful past, taking in rotten Romans, terrible Tudors, vile Victorians and the frightful First World War along the way. With Tuesday 15 May marking International Day of Families, we’ve got some fascinating... Tue, 15 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Eight Fascinating Facts about The Magic Flute Following their critically acclaimed English language reimaginings of La Boheme and Carmen, the Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose now take on The Magic Flute in an innovative production, running at the Belgrade for one-night only on Saturday 12 May. Fully reimagined for the 21st century, this fresh take on Mozart’s much-loved flight of fancy fuses electronic and urban sounds with traditional classical orchestration. Meanwhile, a brand new English libretto by poet, author and playwright G... Tue, 08 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Singing for the Brain comes to the Belgrade Theatre This week, our B2 auditorium played host to a hugely successful Singing for the Brain session, with over 100 people living with dementia and their carers joining in a morning of song and laughter led by local star Dave Willetts. Part of a UK-wide initiative by the Alzheimer’s Society, Singing for the Brain uses singing to bring people together in a friendly and stimulating social environment, allowing those with dementia to express themselves and socialise with others in a fun and support... Fri, 04 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Nativity! The Musical launches second round of open audititions Following the huge success of our call-out for Midlands children to star as the pupils of St Bernadette’s in the forthcoming tour of Nativity! The Musical, we’re now on the look-out for local kids to join the cast as their rivals Oakmoor School. In a second round of auditions announced this week, budding performers are being called upon to sparkle and shine on stage during the Coventry tour dates only (23-28 October), so if you missed out on the first round, or were unable to take part i... Wed, 02 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Happy Brothers and Sisters Day! Today is dedicated to the people that made your childhood memorable- your siblings! Life can be hectic at times, so you may have lost touch with your loved ones. So, why not celebrate the memories and journeys you have shared with your brother or sister over the years (or a close friend who is like a sibling), by reaching out to them today. For some this will be a simple phone call to say hello, or you could try recreating a family tradition – like visiting your favourite place or cooking... Wed, 02 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Growing Excitement - Arts Gym: Shine On rehearsals continue at the CET Building With Easter now behind us, our youth and community groups are continuing their rehearsals for our Read All About It CET takeover 10-14 July. As ideas progress and stories begin to take shape, the groups are now getting the chance to work more closely with the design team, helping them to visualize the finished piece. Arts Gym: Shine On ambassador Margaret Emerton tells us more about the process below, with photographs by Alan Van Wijgerden With the Easter break over, it’s straight into th... Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100